COS 226 Midterm Information, Spring 2020
DATE & TIME
- The exam is 80 minutes long, plus a 10-minute grace period; it must be taken contiguously. You may start the exam any time between Tuesday 3/24 at 11am EDT and Thursday 3/26 at 11am EDT.
- If you have been approved for special accommodations, you will take the exam in accordance with your approved accommodations within the same time frame.
- If you believe you will not be able to take the exam during this period for any reason, please contact the course staff as soon as possible.
- The exam will be administered online using Gradescope. You will receive a signup link via email. You will be able to begin the exam anytime during the 48-hour window described above.
- To gain comfort with the user interface, you can attempt this Gradescope Sample Exam Here is a screencast.
- The exam is governed by Princeton’s Honor Code for in-class exams.
- Discussing the contents of this exam before solutions have been posted is a violation of the Honor Code..
- The exam is closed book, closed notes.
- You may bring one 8.5-by-11 cheatsheet (one side) with notes in your own
handwriting to the exam.
- No electronic devices, except to the extent needed for taking this exam (such as a laptop, browser, and WiFi router). For example, you must close all other applications and browser tabs; disable notifications; and turn off your cell phone.
COMMUNICATION DURING THE EXAM
Collaboration and communication during this exam are prohibited, except as follows:
You may not access the exam discussion forum during the 48-hour exam window except while you are taking the exam.
However, you may check that you have access prior to the start of the 48-hour exam window.
The exam covers lectures 1–11 and programming assignments 1–5 and the following sections from the book Algorithms, 4th edition:
|Section ||Excluded Topics|
1.3 - 1.4
2.2 - 2.3
- A good way to practice for the midterm is to solve problems from old exams.
- You may also use these
Quizzera questions (available March 14). These questions are for practice only and are not-graded.